Critical Making: Body Politics

You may have seen the Porcupine Dress, heard of the world’s first “eyeborg”, or be a fan of Viktoria Modesta’s fusion of fashion, music, and prosthetics.

Ever wondered how to create something like that? Do you have your own story to tell through design and making?

In this workshop students of all levels - bachelors, masters, and PhD - will learn about and discuss critical making from a variety of perspectives, join a team of 2 -3 others to design and prototype their own wearable, and have an opportunity to hear Leah's personal journey. Workshop sessions include an overview of critical making, wearable technology tutorial, issues related to body politics, and a make-a-thon. The event culminates in a panel discussion with Leah Buechley, former MIT Media Lab professor and creator of Lilypad Arduino, and invited guests, followed by presentations of prototypes and discussion.

Sponsored by UMSI Diversity Committee

Organized by
Organizing Committee of DoIIIT - Designers of Interactive, Intelligent, and Interconnected Things